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Den Haag
Doctorate/PhD (EQF 8), Master (EQF 7)
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 The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) is an independent think tank that provides strategic advice to governments, non-governmental organizations, and corporations. We provide practical solutions for challenges in a fast-changing world. Our multidisciplinary research agenda covers international and national security, defense planning, cybersecurity, and climate and energy. HCSS conducts research via innovative and data-driven approaches.



Job description

We are expanding our team and are hiring a Strategic Energy Analyst (Medior/Senior). We are looking for an entrepreneurial individual with both a track-record in academia and the practical field of climate and energy economics/politics. The suitable candidate should have a strong knowledge of Dutch, German and European climate and energy economics/politics.



Your responsibilities include

  • Acquisition of climate and energy projects.
  • Carry-out research, including qualitative and quantitative data analysis, work with the HCSS data-lab in designing graphs and charts, and dashboards.
  • Analyze climate and energy policies, markets, and produce a range of products (reports, seminars, dashboards, etc.).
  • Organize and attend meetings and conferences and engage in media activities (podcasts, publications for newspapers, etc.).




Candidates should meet the following requirements and have the following competencies:

  • Academic qualifications – postgraduate degree (MSc) or (preferably) research degree (PhD, DPhil) in Economics, Energy Policy, Engineering or Environmental Sciences.
  • Work experience – 5+ years in climate and energy-related (research) environments. First-hand knowledge of working with government and private organizations, especially in Germany and the Netherlands, is a plus.
  • Language skills – fluency in English and Dutch. Advanced knowledge of German (oral and written) is required and will be tested.
  • Writing skills – readiness to take on responsibility for the drafting of reports, short articles, and full-fledged studies. Publication track record in climate and energy politics.
  • Business development – demonstrated a track record of acquisition.
  • Networking – demonstrated the ability to network at the level of strategic decision-makers and forge trusting relationships with clients.
  • Leadership – experienced project or team leader with a dynamic personality and the ability to effectively guide and inspire others and to foster teamwork.
  • Interpersonal skills – ability to work in an international environment and to give and receive honest feedback; strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Analytical and research skills – the ability to link conceptual and integrative thinking to applied policy issues, qualitative and quantitative research skills; eagerness to learn and ability to think outside the box; interested in developing and applying tools and methods for 21st-century climate and energy policy analysis.
  • Work ethic – entrepreneurial, dedication, reliability, perseverance, having a keen eye for detail, strong intellect, creativity and an ability to work independently and take initiative.




Competitive salary package.



Application procedure


To apply, email your CV, cover letter and 2 writing samples to


About The Hague


The Hague has a large expat community, as the city is home to 170+ international organizations, NGOs, and academic institutes. It is also the seat of the Dutch government and Ministries of Economic & Climate and Foreign Affairs, which are important clients of HCSS.